Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.
Deke (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff teams up with Baxter (Rami Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke's nose for the "little things" proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.Written by
Written by Steve Gordon
Performed by Diana Duval
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Still looking for another Se7en
There will never be another Se7en and, although this may appear similar, it is very different.
Where as Se7en is all about the crime and the killer this is more concerned with the detectives hunting the killer.
We meet Denzil as a lowly cop sent on an errand to the town that he used to be a respected detective in.
It is clear something happened here that put a downward trajectory on his career.
Almost by accident he gets pulled in to the hunt for a vicious serial killer.
The crimes are not particularly clever of interesting or are the suspects.
This is all about the detectives.
This is well made and produced, the leads have a sickly pallor about them that reinforces the desperate state of the investigation.
There is nothing particularly different about this movie and it is quite low on excitement.
But the characters are engaging and I like watching Denzil in the detective roles where he gets to play with people.
As things ramp up near the end it feels like the writers are in a bit of a corner and the film takes a turn that is unexpected, yet still not very exciting.
This sets up for a thought provoking ending.
This is well made and I did enjoy it - I just wanted it to be more.
Don't expect much action or thrills.
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